The Fact Checker Education: Brown University, B.A. in history; Columbia University, M.A. in international affairs
Glenn Kessler has been editor and chief writer of The Fact Checker since 2011. In a journalism career spanning more than three decades, Kessler has covered foreign policy, economic policy, the White House, Congress, politics, airline safety and Wall Street. He was The Washington Post’s chief State Department reporter for nine years, traveling around the world with three secretaries of state. Before that, he covered tax and budget policy for The Washington Post and also served as the newspaper’s national business editor. Kessler appears frequently on television and has lectured widely on U.S. foreign policy. He joined the Post in 1998 from Newsday, where he was part of two reporting teams that won Pulitzer Prizes in spot reporting.
Honors & Awards:
Honorable Mention, Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, 2019
Media Literate Media award (for The Fact Checker), National Association for Media Literacy Education, 2015
Premier Award, Aviation/Space Writers Association
Investigative Reporting award, Society of the Silurians
Professional Affiliations: member, Council on Foreign Relations; advisory board, International Fact-Checking Network; Board of Editors, Brown Alumni Monthly Books by Glenn Kessler:
The Confidante: Condoleezza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy
The secretary of state told a Senate committee that he had no business transactions with foreign-government companies between 2006 and 2016, but documents and statements indicate that as many as three could have been disclosed.